Guide and Inspiration on the Malvern Hills for Cottage Holidays

Why Take a Cottage Holiday in the Malvern Hills?

Malvern Hills, perfect for self-catering walking holidaysThe Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty starts at the West of Worcester near Whitbourne in Herefordshire and stretches all the way down past Ledbury. With a naturally beautiful landscape, this ridge of hills is an ideal place for keen walkers and for those who enjoy hiking to take a cottage holiday. All in all, the Malvern Hills cover more than 3000 acres of open countryside.

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Sometimes known as Sir Edward Elgar Country, find out why Malvern is an outstanding holiday destination.

Book a short break self-catering holiday in the Malvern area, or come for a week or more.

Top Activities to Enjoy on a Cottage Break in the Malverns

Activities on offer include:

•    Walking
•    Hiking
•    Mountain biking
•    Cycling
•    Horse Riding
•    Wildlife watching; the hills are home to the polecat and a huge variety of birds, just what will you see on a visit?

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Dogs welcome holiday lettings

Malvern is also superb dog walking country. Enjoy the hikes into the hills with your best friend by your side. View dog-friendly holiday lets in the Malvern area.

Top Places to Visit in the Malvern Hills

•    Pinnacle Hill; well worth the walk for the stunning views along the ridge of the Malvern Hills

•    Worcestershire Beacon; again for the wonderful panoramic views when you get to the top, which is the highest point in the Malverns

•    Malvern Common; again for the wonderful vistas.

Towns and Villages in the Malvern Hills

Here we highlight some of the best towns and villages within the Malvern Hills. Just where will you choose to stay?

Great Malvern – this is an elegant town with many fine Victorian buildings which was at one time a spa town and as such has the sort of refined air and quality of architecture that you would expect to see, all set by the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills.

Ledbury - this is a historical Herefordshire market town which is renowned for its historical black and white buildings and charming historical streets. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time with a visit to Ledbury with the added benefit of boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants now on offer in Ledbury.

Whether you opt to rent a holiday lodge, an apartment, a barn conversion or a country cottage, we hope you find the perfect place to stay from which to discover this wonderful landscape on Country Cottages Online.

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